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Brooke Markle

Grade 7 ELA Teacher

Brooke Markle is a veteran middle level English educator at Mechanicsburg Middle School in Mechanicsburg, PA. She holds a B.A. in English writing, 6-12 English certification, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Assessment, and Pennsylvania K-12 principal certification.

In addition to teaching seventh grade English, Brooke serves as Team Leader of the Trailblazers Team and as a new teacher induction trainer specializing in backward design. She utilizes her expertise in lesson planning and classroom management to mentor new teachers. Brooke enjoys being a part of district committees to impact student academic, social, and emotional well being. She is a winner of the Shippensburg University School Study Council Outstanding Teacher Award. Outside of the classroom, Brooke is an auditor for Pennsylvania Higher Level Education programs and serves as a member of the Pennsylvania State program guidelines committee for English Language Arts and reading.

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